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The quest for Lord Stanley’s Cup kicks off tonight

The long grind that is the 82-game regular season schedule is now finished and one of the best playoffs year after year are set to begin tonight. For the first time ever, a Canadian-based team will not be competing for Lord Stanley’s Cup. On the flipside, all three California-based teams qualified for the playoffs. Can the Capitals overcome past playoff... Read More
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Ovechkin, Holtby make history in Caps 5-1 win over Blues

Many nights this season have been very enjoyable for the Washington Capitals. Saturday night was one of those nights with two players making history. Alex Ovechkin scored a hat trick propelling him to his 50th goal of the season. This marked the third straight season Ovi has eclipsed the 50-goal plateau. This is the seventh time he has reached 50... Read More
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Franchise record set in win over Avalanche

This week has been very kind to the Washington Capitals. On Monday night, the Caps clinched the Presidents’ Trophy, an award given to the team with the most points in the regular season. On Friday night, Washington recorded their 55th win of the season, a new franchise record, after defeating the Colorado Avalanche 4-2. This sandwiched a 2-1 loss in... Read More
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Capitals on the verge of history

The Washington continue to show why they are a serious threat to bring home the Stanley Cup in June. The team doesn’t get rattled, even after losing two consecutive games out west. Instead, the Caps clinched a playoff berth on Tuesday night with a 2-1 overtime victory over the Carolina Hurricanes, when Alex Ovechkin scored his 17th career overtime goal.... Read More
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Caps start west coast trip by snapping Ducks’ 11-game win streak

The Anaheim Ducks came into Monday night’s contest against the Washington Capitals white-hot, winning a team-best 11 in a row. The Caps, who are in the midst of a four-game road trip including three out west, had other plans and halted the streak with a 2-1 victory in a shootout. The Ducks (37-19-9) streak ended in a low-scoring affair. The... Read More
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Caps reach 100-point plateau, defeat Bruins 2-1 in OT

The start of a four-game road trip for the Washington Capitals got off on the right foot as they defeated the Boston Bruins 2-1 in overtime, thanks to Matt Niskanen, who scored the game-winning goal. The win gives Washington 100 points on the season, the first team to reach the feat. The Caps record is now 48-13-4 with 17 games... Read More
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Niskanen nets game-winner, Caps defeat Pens 3-2

Time and time again this season, the Washington Capitals have given up at least the first goal of the game, often times having to dig themselves out of a hole. That was once again the case Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins, who scored the first two goals of the game. This time defenseman Matt Niskanen – who used to... Read More
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Ovechkin, Caps host Crosby, Penguins in Metropolitan showdown

Fighting out of the blue corner, the visitor, hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Penguins led by center Sidney Crosby. Fighting out of the red corner, the home team, from Washington D.C., the Washington Capitals, led by left winger Alex Ovechkin The Crosby-Ovechkin rivalry adds another chapter tonight in the Verizon Center. These two have been two of the top-three players... Read More
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Caps make late-night deal ahead of NHL trade deadline

The NHL trade deadline is here (later today) and the Washington Capitals made a deal late last night with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Washington will receive forward Daniel Winnik and a 2016, 5th round pick (which was previously Anaheim’s) in exchange for forward Brooks Laich, defenseman Connor Carrick and a 2016, 2nd round pick. The move helps the Caps by... Read More
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Capitals unable to complete comeback, fall to Blackhawks 3-2

The Washington Capitals struck first against the reigning, defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, but were unable to build off of it, falling 3-2 in what could be a Stanley Cup preview. Washington took a 1-0 lead 6:13 into the contest on a power play goal scored by Marcus Johansson, his 15th of the season. However, Washington was only able... Read More
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